Staten Island Wedding Photography – Dan and Alicia

Shot a lovely wedding a few months ago with Dan and Alicia at the Vanderbilt in Staten Island, which was actually the first time I’ve photographed a wedding in Staten Island. I’ve now been a wedding photographer in all 5 boroughs, shooting weddings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and now Staten Island..pretty cool!
Dan and Alicia made quite the handsome couple. Alicia just looked gorgeous and had such a glowing smile. My favorite photo from the day will be quite evident when you scroll through these.. we found a few older ladies sitting on a bench who were willing to pose for us.. very funny and cool wedding photo I thought..check them out:DAN-AND-ALICIA--1024DAN-AND-ALICIA--1055DAN-AND-ALICIA--1091DAN-AND-ALICIA--1215DAN-AND-ALICIA--11172DAN-AND-ALICIA--1274DAN-AND-ALICIA--1044DAN-AND-ALICIA--1112DAN-AND-ALICIA--1505DAN-AND-ALICIA--1333Staten Island Wedding PhotographyDAN-AND-ALICIA--1584DAN-AND-ALICIA--1577DAN-AND-ALICIA--1548Staten Island Wedding PhotographyDAN-AND-ALICIA--1594

deb kuhl - daniel you are so inspiring to novices like my husband and i who are just starting out in this ‘biz’. i can’t help but have a big smile when i scroll through your photos- and a ALWAYS DO scroll through your photos!! thanks for sharing.
ps- i love the shot in this set of the two elderly ladies and the younger man between them. CUTE-O-RAMA!!

Brad Ross - Another beautiful wedding Daniel. That shot on the bench is quite creative.

Brooklyn Wedding Photography – Joey and Maggie

I had the honor of covering Joey and Maggie’s wedding recently at Giando in Brooklyn. I knew Joey because he’s one of the highly talented people that makes up the empire (which includes and where I do a lot of non-wedding photography work).

I think everyone had a blast at this wedding. Maggie and Joey were really up for exploring options for photographs, including the apocalyptic looking Williamsburg area near Giando, which made for some cool/unique wedding photographs. Giando itself is quite elegant and the ceremony had beautiful views of the Williamsburg bridge and the Manhattan skyline.

The party went late into the night and people really got into the Hora (a traditional Jewish dance performed at weddings). I was very pleased with how the photos came out..enough talk, lets check out some from their day:JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1201JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1086sJOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1137supdateJOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1100JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1122joey-and-maggie-1370JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1291JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1080JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1288-finalJOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1129JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1001The Williamsburg bridge, in a wine glass…where it should be:joey-and-maggie-1352-finalJOEY-AND-MAGGIE-COLLAGEjoey-and-maggie-1633joey-and-maggie-1432joey-and-maggie-1731I love this photo because I feel like I took it 30 years ago (if I wasn’t in diapers I mean):

joey-and-maggie-1690Down By The Hipsters Scott Solish (nice guy I’ve met him a few times now):joey-and-maggie-1527The one the only, Lockhart Steele:joey-and-maggie-1696Maggie has such a beautiful smile and laugh:joey-and-maggie-1484updatejoey-and-maggie-1598joey-and-maggie-1515

Daniel Stark - great photos! i would have love to shot this wedding with you—awesome location! nice work, daniel!

johnpaulbagtas - I love the williamsburg bridge in a wine glass shot!

Yeonee - I like the Williamsburg bridge in a wine glass shot.

Motorino Pizzeria – food photography in the East Village

MOTORINO-1106sMotorino is a wonderful Neapolitan pizzeria that just opened a new location in the east village of New York City. The owner Mathieu Palombino asked me to photograph his newest outpost which was great considering what a fan I am of him and the pizza he’s been turning out from his first Williamsburg spot since about a year ago. I would say it ranks as one of the top pizzas I’ve had anywhere, and definitely one of the best pizzas in NYC. And that’s saying a lot as New York City has it’s fair share of amazing pizza.

His pizza is made in a wood-fired brick oven and has a beautiful pillowy crust on top with a bit of char and crunch on the bottom. The texture of the dough reminds me a bit of Naan, which happens to be one of my favorite indulgences.

We had a blast doing the shoot as his staff was very cool and we all got to taste everything as the day progressed. I love my job!:)MOTORINO-1006sMOTORINO-1211sFire Roasted Mortadella:MOTORINO-1186sMOTORINO-1308sMOTORINO-1096s
Mathieu drizzles some olive oil over his Brussels Sprout, Smoked Pancetta, garlic, and Pecorino pizza:MOTORINO-1082sMOTORINO-1133s]MOTORINO-1233sBasket of Toasted Bread with Percorino, Chili, and Olive Oil:MOTORINO-1222sMOTORINO-1004sSoft Serve Ice Cream:MOTORINO-1295sMOTORINO-1276sMOTORINO-1075sUntitled-2s
I asked Mathieu if he ate the pizza everyday or if I was just too much having it all the time. He looked at me like I was crazy and let out a loud “of course I have it everyday!” I laughed and said that yeah, how could you not sample that everyday if you had the chance… It’s just so damn good.MOTORINO-1166s

Daniel Stark - great photos! you did an amazing job covering this restaurant. i am hungry now :)

Indian Wedding Photography – Ameet and Swati’s beautiful day

I had good fortune of photographing an amazing Indian wedding of a Brooklyn couple who got married at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. The museum grounds are filled with unique art pieces which provided for a fun backdrop for my unique style of wedding photography.

I met Ameet through food photography circles, he’s a talented chef and you can check his site out here. The food at the wedding was all vegan Indian food and was absolutely delicious! Always nice when you get a good meal:)AMEET-AND-SWATI-1036AMEET-AND-SWATI-1087AMEET-AND-SWATI-1117AMEET-AND-SWATI-1099AMEET-AND-SWATI-1250AMEET-AND-SWATI-1203AMEET-AND-SWATI-1232AMEET-AND-SWATI-1229AMEET-AND-SWATI-1249AMEET-AND-SWATI-1313AMEET-AND-SWATI-1352AMEET-AND-SWATI-1291AMEET-AND-SWATI-1378AMEET-AND-SWATI-1494AMEET-AND-SWATI-1555

Ian McDonnell - Great images man – really enjoyed checking ’em out.

kim - you capture the most incredible images! so intimate and glamorous. my MIL hired my photographer.. friend of hers…BIG mistake. Might be worth renewing vows to hire you 😉

Kayode Okeyode - I’ve always wanted to photograph an Indian Wedding!

Lovely colours in these series of image; love those paintings on the hands and feet as well

Brad Ross Photography - As always your wedding photography is creative and beautiful.

Sunn - Its fantaboulous … I will pass ths to my frnds its awesome danny..

Web Redesign - Ultimate photography!!!!!!!!!!!1

Wedding photographers India - Yes very good pictures add here,so nice all picture quality.i also very crazy for Indian weeding photography.and your all images very creative…….

Taimur Ali - Love your photographs and the blog. Actually, come here often to get inspiration. Im a photographer myself. Check out TAli Indian Wedding Photography Chicago

Street Fashion Photography

For the past few years I’ve been shooting a feature for the website called “Street Scenes”. I approach people on the street and ask them about their outfit and then take a photo. This is similar to a feature in Time Out New York that I had read for years (its like the first page when you open the magazine) and also a guy named The Sartorialist, has made quite a name for himself doing the same thing. Although this feature hasn’t brought me the cover of a magazine just yet, I’ve been interviewed for a fashion website and had some of them featured in an Art magazine last year…so its a good gig.

I really enjoy this feature because I meet and photographed a ton of interesting people including models, musicians, CEO’s, EIC’s, Mo Rocca, Parker Posey, The Sartorialist, and a woman whose wedding I ended up photographing because of this feature.

I have hundreds of these photos in my collection over the past few years, and will probably post them here every once in awhile..but here are some from the past few months I’ve photographed in New York City2009_08_sarah2009_08_mateo2009_08_lindsey2009_07_mark2009_06_scout2009_06_khalil2009_06_eric2009_05_tash2009_05_josh2009_05_jill2009_08_jonathan2009_08_annatruus2009_08_beth2009_07_kiet2009_07_alanzo

Rima - I love it, they look like images straight out of a fashion magazine!

paint munky - kudos smoothie…great posing, mate.

Jason - Good work. Great portraits. What’s your hit-rate like, do you find many people unwilling to cooperate?

Maria - Hey Daniel,
You stopped me on the street a couple of weeks ago to take my photo. I am the stylist who was wearing the fur collared coat and stripped scarf and mitts.

Great site! Are you planning on uploading my picture? Also, my fiance and I are planning our wedding for this summer. Two ceremonies. Maybe we could use you?

I really enjoy your work!
Let me know.


Maria Lampeas

Chaba Vigh - Nice collection! You shoud make an exhibition with this stuff..